MariNaomi appears at Skylight Books on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm to present her thoughtful and heartfelt collection of graphic essays, Dragon’s Breath.
MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories (2D Cloud, 2014), the upcoming Turning Japanese (2D Cloud), and her self-published zine, Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections, Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, No Straight Lines, Anything That Loves, QU33R and Action Girl Comics. Her comics and essays have been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, Truth-out, SFBay.CA, The Comics Journal, The Bay Citizen, XOJane and more.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Please join us as one of Skylight Books’ favorite (and best-selling) artists celebrates the launch of her newest book.
Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe erases the boundaries of the standard self-help book and sets you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Inside you will find nine metaphysical lessons set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations and dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.
Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.
Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. She is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.com, and her short comic stories “Mundane Fortunes for the Next Ten Billion Years” and “Seed Bomb” were selected as Notable Comics of 2012 and 2013 respectively by the Best American Comics series editors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Her comics have also appeared in Bitch, the Best American NonRequired Reading 2014, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in southern California. Visit her on the web at www.yumisakugawa.com.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Mission: Comics welcomes Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and a special addition of local favorite Ed Luce on Tuesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm!
+ MICHAEL DEFORGE currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as a designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.
+ PATRICK KYLE lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He is the co-founder and editor of Wowee Zonk, a contemporary comic book anthology featuring up-and-coming international artists. He has been previously nominated for Doug Wright and Ignatz awards for his self-published comic book series Black Mass and Distance Mover.
+ SIMON HANSELMANN was born in Tasmania in 1981 and lives in Australia and on girlmountain.tumblr.com
+ Ed Luce (pronounced “loose,” like the opposite of tight) has made a huge splash in the comics scene with his self-published comic book series. Since 2008 he’s been traveling to conventions and comics festivals all over the U.S. Wuvable Oaf has garnered a huge following of fans both in the comics world and in the queer art world. Luce lives in San Francisco with his partner and collaborator, Mark, and their kitty, Luna. He can regularly be found either under a pile of drawing paper or at a local comics festival. His WUVABLE OAF will be published by Fantagraphics in March 2015
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
Chris Alexander, author of Star Wars Origami, appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Saturday October 11th at 2:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!
Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Artist Nate Kelly appears at A Little Known Shop on Saturday, September 13th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm! They are also holding an Iron Giant tribute art show, POG Tournament, and KROQ Locals only band, Watch for Horses will be performing live, along with Deco Hectics and Hollow FortyFives in the back lot.
A Little Known Shop
423 S Brookhurst Street Suite M, Anaheim, CA 92804
Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, and Hellboy, appears at Book Soup on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM to sign his new memoir: Easy Street!
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Charles Soule, creator of Letter 44 and writer of Death of Wolverine, Thunderbolts, She-Hulk, Inhuman, and many more appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday, October 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm!
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Danielle Fishel appears at Barnes & Noble to sign her memoir Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern on Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Best known for playing Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World, Danielle Fishel visits to discuss and sign Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern, a fun romp through Danielle Fishel’s imperfections and mild neuroses.
This event is wristbanded. Please check back soon for complete event guidelines.
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson appear at The Grove on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM Gratitude and Trust, a book designed to apply the principles of the recovery movement to the countless people who are not addicts but still need effective help with difficulties and pain.
This is a wristbanded signing. Please check back soon for complete event guidelines.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, rainbo
Todd Nauck, Mike Kunkel, Drew Johnson, Tony Brescini, Lori Hanson, Brett Nance and Debbie Hogan appears at Big Red Comics’ new store on Saturday September 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM!
Big Red Comics
162 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866